On the 4th day, we went on the long day hike.
When we got to the day hike starting point, there were two dogs that went on the hike with us. There was a playground on the bottom of the mountain and we played there for a while.
When we started walking, there were lots of slippery places and I was happy I bought hiking shoes. The mountain was very steep and there were lots of uphills and down hills. When we were about half way up the hill, we started to get tired and I asked the teachers if we were there soon once in a few seconds.
When we finally got to the top of the mountain, we had a lunch of curry, fried tofu,chai tea, and some delicious apple and cinnamon cakes.
After the hike, we went to a field to run around for a while, but I didn’t run around and I just looked for 4 leafed clovers instead, and I actually found one! I also found a 6 leafed clover!
I think I was balanced because I looked for clovers instead of running around.
On the third day, we went rock climbing and river cleaning.
At the rock climbing wall,we got to chose the wall level and I went in the not-so-confident group. I climbed up to the 3/4 way resting point of the wall and when I looked down, I couldn’t believe I climbed all the way up there. The ground seemed like it was many many meters from the place I was, so I chickened out and I went back down.
At the river cleaning place, we had a BBQ lunch of yakisoba and chicken. After the lunch, we walked to the river cleaning point and picked up the garbage by the river, and once in a while, I went down to the river and drank the water of the river. We walked some more and finally, we got back to the hotel.
In the evening, we went to a place where we went hot air ballooning. Before I got on, I was nervous and excited at the same time. When we got into the basket, the hot air balloon was rising up slowly and soon we were looking down at the people below us shouting “Hey smurfs!” but they didn’t seem to notice.
I was a risk taker because I went on the hot air balloon when I was nervous about it.
On the second day, we went mountain biking and Canoeing. First, our group went mountain biking and we went into the woods and when we were riding, there was a river called Himegawa, and we drank the water and it was very cold and refreshing. After the drink, we biked again back to the campsite.
After lunch, our group went canoeing at Aokiko lake, and most of the groups fell into the water.(We were NOT one of them.) The people who survived went to the prison island in the middle of the lake with the canoes. The prison island was completely covered in pebbles. After a few minutes, we went back to the campsite for games.
In the evening, we got on the bus to get to the hotel. The hotel we stayed in was called Yamano hotel (山のホテル).We went it to the onsen in the hotel which was really relaxing and after that, we had dinner at the hotel, and it was delicious.
I was a thinker because at canoeing, I stood in the canoe, but it started to shake so I sat down.
On the first day of camp, in the bus, a lot of us were whining about how long it will take to get to the campsite, or when we are allowed to go buy snacks, but in about 4 hours of riding in the bus, we saw Mt. Fuji and every one started to take pictures. Here is one of them. We bought some snacks at the parking place, and ate it in the bus, but soon everyone got bored and started whining again.We were going to a place where there is a lake called Aokiko lake. From the bus, I saw a lake and I thought that was Aokiko lake, but we drove right past it and drove for another few minutes and finally, we got to the campsite.
The first activity we did was orienteering. and that was really fun. At knight, we made our own dinner, meat sauce pasta! We all had fun making our first dinner at camp.At night, we slept in tents and it was FREEZING COLD.
So, the first day went pretty good and we all had lots of fun.
I was I risk taker because I slept in the freezing tent.
When we go to the field studies to Hakuba , I am looking forward to the evening when we go hot air ballooning, but I might get a bit nervous before we go into the basket because it’s my first time to go hot air ballooning.I am also very excited for the group cooking because my passion is cooking.
At the field studies, I want to learn more about Nagano because that is where Hakuba is.
I think the best thing at the field studies will be canoeing because in the holidays, I sometimes go canoeing with my brother and it is really fun, but this time, we can do it with our friends so I think that will make it more fun and I also think the rock climbing will be really fun too, because I really like rock climbing and I want to challenge doing it with harder rock climbing walls.
I think the most challenging activity will be the day hike because I don’t go hiking that much so it will be a challenge for me to keep walking on the steep hills.